Sunday, January 1, 2012

*New* Challenge!!

Happy New Year !!!

Wahoo!! Time to ring in the new year with a new challenge {and new format!} at The Paper Variety!! We hope you'll join us in our 2012 resolutions to create more :)

Our first January challenge is a color challenge!

That's right, black and white with a *kiss* of color! Your project should be mostly black and white; with just a "pop" of a third color.

Our prize for this challenge is the "Farmhouse" collection
by October Afternoon!!

Gorgeous, no?

Our rules for playing:
  • one entry per person per challenge
  • your project must be NEW and dated after our challenge post
  • your project may be a card, layout, altered item, etc. but it must include paper
  • link back to The Paper Variety in your post
  • we don't mind if you link to other challenges, however, your entry should clearly follow our prompt to be eligible for the prize; entries that are a stretch to "fit" will not be included in the prize drawing.

Get acquainted with our 
New Schedule:
  • 1st & 15th - a new challenge will be announced along with sponsor feature and sponsored prize. when you return to enter your project, use the "challenge & entries" tab at the top of TPV or click the image icon on our sidebar for a direct link back to that page.

  • 2nd & 16th - guest designer feature! read about our invited guest designer and view their projects following our challenge.

  • 3rd through 12th & 17th through 26th - daily inspiration as we post our challenge projects and random tutorials for you to learn and enjoy.

  • 13th & 27th - our design team is always inspired by what others post and create. we will feature our Top 5 favorites from your projects entered in the challenge. entries are also due by midnight of these dates.

  • 14th & 28th - randomly chosen challenge winner is announced!

  • 29th - our Facebook page hosts a monthly contest for your chance to win a nice scrappy prize. just comment to win. randomly chosen Facebook winner will be announced before the next TPV challenge begins on the 1st.
      You can email us anytime with your questions or suggestions about challenges, entries, sponsoring, prize claims etc.

      We hope you'll enjoy the changes we've made to keep The Paper Variety a fresh & fun paper challenge blog! Come play along this year :) We'd love to see your projects. We hope you are as inspired by our design team and challenges as we are by your entries!

      -Suzanne & Abby


      1. LOVE this challenge, can't wait to get started!!!

      2. What a great challenge to start 2012 off !

      3. Great challenge! Love that there is more time to get it completed!!!

      4. A new year and a lot of fantastic projects and learning at TPV.
        Thank you all.
        Barbara Greenberg

      5. Great first challenge! Love having the schedule of posts! Looks like it is going to be another great year at TPV!!!

      6. excited about a new year at TPV-can't wait to start on the challenge! :)

      7. After a very hard end of 2011, hope to play with your always great challenegs this 2012. My vest wishes to all the DT!

      8. Happy New Year, ladies! :) Love this first challenge of 2012!

      9. AWESOME! Can't wait to play along in 2012!

      10. Fun challenge! I'm excited about the changes!

      11. happy new year, abby & suzanne!!! wishing the paper variety a very succesful year. hugs, patti

      12. first the best wishes for 2012 and that the new dt ladies have a wonderful time.
        it's a great challenge.

        greetings karin

      13. Can't wait to see everyone's take on this!

      14. just found this blog...what took me so long LOL?? Am a HUGE fan of black so I do hope to get this one done this week!

      15. thanks for the fun Challenge, great inspiration
        from the design team.
        DIANA L.

      16. Wonderful creations. I entered my Happy New Year 2012 Card using Black & White with a kiss of Red. I do not usually use the Black & White or Red combo so I stepped out of my comfort zone to create this. I may make the same card using Black & White with a kiss of Gold for a more sparkly card.
        "Sunshine HoneyBee"

      17. That is a fabulous giveaway!!! Thank you for the chance to win it! Just linked up! :)


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